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Verb: bore  bor
  1. Be dull and cause to lose interest
    "the long presentation bored her";
    - tire
     
  2. Make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool
    "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall";
    - drill
Noun: bore  bor
  1. A person who evokes boredom
    - dullard, meatball [N. Amer, informal]
     
  2. A high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
    - tidal bore, eagre [UK, dialect], aegir [non-standard], eager [UK, dialect]
     
  3. Diameter of a tube or gun barrel
    - gauge, caliber [US], calibre [Brit, Cdn]
     
  4. (mining) a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes
    - bore-hole, drill hole
Verb: bear (bore,borne, also born)  behr
  1. Have as a feature; convey
    "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature"
     
  2. Cause to be born
    "My wife bore twins yesterday!";
    - give birth, deliver, birth, have
     
  3. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    "I cannot bear his constant criticism";
    - digest, endure, stick out, stomach, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up
     
  4. Move while holding up or supporting
    "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"
     
  5. Bring forth
    "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers";
    - turn out
     
  6. Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
    "bear a grudge";
    - harbor [N. Amer], harbour [Brit, Cdn], hold, entertain, nurse
     
  7. Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
    "She agreed to bear the responsibility";
    - take over, accept, assume
     
  8. Have within
    "The canteen bears fresh water";
    - hold, carry, contain
     
  9. (investment) bring in
    "interest-bearing accounts";
    - yield, pay
     
  10. Have on one's person
    "bear a scar";
    - wear
     
  11. Behave in a certain manner
    "he bore himself with dignity";
    - behave, acquit, deport, conduct, comport, carry
     
  12. Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
    "She bears the title of Duchess";
    - hold
     
  13. Support or hold in a certain manner
    "She bears her head high";
    - hold, carry
     
  14. Be pregnant with
    "She is bearing his child";
    - have a bun in the oven, carry, gestate, expect
     
  15. Move, proceed or be located in a specified direction
    "bear left at the next junction"

Sounds like: boar, boor, Bohr, Boer

Derived forms: boring, bores, bored

See also: bear out

Type of: act, allow, bring forth, bring in, carry, clear, countenance, create, cut, diam, diameter, disagreeable person, earn, excavation, experience, feature, feel, gain, have, have got, hold, include, let, make, move, permit, produce, pull in [informal], realise [Brit], realize, take, take in, tidal current, tidal flow, transport, unpleasant person

Antonym: interest

Encyclopedia: Bore, Mali

Bear, Greg